PFC is recruiting!
PFC is recruiting an Advocacy Support Worker to join our team | 12 April 2017
The PFC provides support, advocacy and advice to families bereaved as a result of the conflict on the island of Ireland and to other victims and survivors. We are currently recruiting an advocacy case worker to join our team. This post is fixed term until March 2021 -subject to funding.
The successful post holder will be required to support, advocate and advise families who wish to engage with statutory bodies. The applicant must have relevant experience, a sound working knowledge of human rights institutions, standards and research into human rights issues, and be fully cognisant of the status and roles of statutory and other organisations relevant to the work of the Pat Finucane Centre. This post will require travel within and beyond the north of Ireland.
This project is supported by the EU's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
POST: Advocacy Case Worker
RESPONSIBLE TO: Advocacy Case Manager, PFC Derry
LOCATION: Based between Armagh office (2 days per week) & Belfast office(three days per week) Pat Finucane Centre
HOURS OF DUTY: 37.5 hours per week, to include occasional evenings/weekends as required.
SALARY: PO 1-36 (£28'500 - £31'135)
CLOSING DATE: APPLICATIONS TO BE RECEIVED BY 12 NOON 5TH MAY 2017. EMAIL APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE.
It is a condition of employment that all staff at the Pat Finucane Centre respect the strict confidentiality that applies to all areas of PFC work, as outlined in the contract of employment. This applies during and after employment at the Centre. Applicants should be in agreement with the aims, goals and ethos of the PFC.
- Providing families with information about relevant statutory and other organisations to help them make a properly informed judgement on whether or not to engage with such organisations, and to help them to consider all options available to them.
- Preparing families for meetings with relevant organisations and witnesses.
- Maintain and update files on each case, and ensure all files are properly archived.
- Research individual cases to ensure that families and PFC are fully prepared for meetings with relevant agencies.
- Correspond with any relevant bodies to gather information on each case.
- Organise meetings with client groups and/ or families for the purposes of sharing information or planning events.
- Conduct research with families to document the impact of the Conflict related incident and broader issues that provide a contextual background to cases.
- Facilitating meetings between families and relevant organisations.
- Liaising with Health & Well Being Managers and Caseworkers in the sector to ensure that health & well-being support is available where required.
- Maintaining and updating the family liaison database.
- Planning and organising conferences, meetings etc as relevant to the work of the Pat Finucane Centre.
- Representing the PFC at public meetings, conferences and NGO subgroups.
- Ensuring that all other staff are kept fully aware of all relevant developments relating to the work of the Advocacy Case Worker to ensure that all aspects of the Centre’s work are properly coordinated and that there is no unnecessary overlap or duplication of work.
- Undertake further training as required by Pat Finucane Centre.
- Day-to day staffing of the Pat Finucane Centre’s Armagh & Belfast office.
The foregoing is a broad range of duties and is not intended to be a complete description of all tasks. It is important to note that the responsibilities may change to meet the evolving needs of PFC.
The PFC is a non-party political, anti-sectarian human rights group advocating a non-violent resolution of the conflict on the island of Ireland. We believe that all participants to the conflict have violated human rights.